BMC Rivals Start League With Bang

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Vikings men team coach, Missile Thompson,says his team played well despite some errors in their 9-8 loss to BMC Rivals on November 1.

In a post-match interview in the BOFINet Softball League match played at the National Diamond, Thompson saidt their pitching was not consistent, given that they did not apply tactics in some situations.

Thompson however said their opponent gave them a good game, and what was left for him was to polish where they went wrong in the next game. “We also have to realise that BMC attacked us and defended well, and credit must go to them, they had a good game plan” said the Cuban coach.

During the game, BMC made their intentions of winning the game clear, when their first batter Amogelang Latlhang made a home run in the first inning, then came in Kagiso Maruping and Onkemetse Tshepang who also completed runs to give their team a 3-0 lead in the first inning.

When it was their turn to bat the first inning, Vikings batters Tshelametsi Gomolemo and Lame Motswagole replied for their team with two runs..

Vikings’ Tebogo Macana, Pako Maforaga, Lyod Ngwako and Mmoloki Modimosi did not want to be left behind as they also made runs to put their team in the driving seat and at the end of the first inning the score board read BMC 3-6 Vikings.

In the second inning, both teams failed to register a single run, but in the third inning BMC came with guns blazing, when Anthony Masungas hit sent Kafiso Maruping and Oemelenna Maphaphe home, and Ompatile Kgaodi finished what Masunga started when he sent Koketso Omphositse and Nikky Masunga to complete their runs.

BMC madet five runs in the third inning. However, Vikings only managed to register only two runs through Ngwako and Modimosi, and at the end of the third inning both teams were at par with eight runs each.

In the fourth and fifth innings both teams failed to score further runs and the match went to penalties where BMC managed to make one run to win the game 9-8.

BMC coach, Amogelang Latlhang said he was happy that his team managed to win their first league game, adding that their game plan was to contain Vikings more especially in the first inning, but they failed because their opponents managed to score six runs.

He said although they did not start well, he was happy because as the game progressed they managed to match their opponents and ultimately won the game. In their second game, BMC proved that they came prepared as they beat, Blue Angels 9-4. In women’s league, Viking beat BMC 11-10.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Sports

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